I have read Romeo and Juliet before, so I am well aware of how the story ends. However, it was different watching it in a ballet. The music conveyed the grief Romeo felt when he thought Juliet was dead. It was painful to watch him try to dance with her limp body in disbelief that she was dead. I felt emotional watching that part of the scene because the music and the choreography combined with the dancer’s facial expressions made it easy to feel the pain being told through the dance. After Romeo kills himself, Juliet’s reaction was more along the lines of panic. She seems in denial before being completely distraught and killing herself as well. The whole scene was tragic but I was impressed with the ability of the ballet to convey the story without words.